Grateful Dead Live at Raceway Park on 1977-09-03
This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks, Vol. 15
Two-track Pre-FM reel > DAT > CD-R, except for encore, which is unknown
AUD; note d1t1,2 (intro and Promised) are apparently really from 4/27/77!;
this show is now released as Dick's Picks 15- go
buy it [Note: An sbe-fixed version circulates.]
Subject: nice call
Englishtown highlights to me are the Promised Land, Music, He's Gone>NFA
*This is THE Half-Step. If you need to hear only one version...
*Eyes is so g*damned beautiful you want to weep. Jer allows the opening jam to play out as easy as you please. When he begins that second little mini-solo during the long intro, we're in the most sublime space imaginable.
*Listen to Phil on S&D - holy hell. The entire band is on FIRE.
*NFA. I mean, barely NOTHING else out there can beat this. One of my favorite all-time jams. Seriously off the chain.
The Dick's is always worth picking up, although some fine boards exist here. Whatever's your source, your collection's incomplete without 9/3/77. Essential GD.
Subject: Jumpin' Jerry
Subject: He's Gone>N.F.A
I agree with the comments about Jerry's sweet vocals during He's Gone...
Not real clear on this recording but this was a Bobby with marching band whistle to kick off the long overdue return of Truckin'
Subject: great show
Subject: Best 2nd set of '77?
Subject: Jersey Highlight of '77
I feel obliged to give props to THIS Eyes on this night. Not only the best of '77, but the best version for any year, post 1974 (IMHO, of course). This Englishtown show, as a whole, stands in the top 10 for 1977, which certainly boasts a lot considering how much superlatives 1977 has garnered through the years.
Both sets of this night are particularly crisp and consistent, and one can feel the gusto and energy the boys (and the girl) packed into this show. I do recommend picking up the Dick's Picks (vol. 15) of this show, as the sound quality is pristine, and it's easily one of the better of the 36 picks.
Subject: Eyes>full stop
Subject: 35th Anniversery
Subject: Only Estimated -> Eyes right?
Subject: One of the Best
Subject: Best of 1977
Subject: overrated, but very good
Subject: say again?
That's some funny stuff right there--'didn't get much play after the late 70s.' I'm guessing you didn't do much listening after that time. It NEVER left the rotation and there was a reason for that my friend.
Terrapin is one of the great live songs ever created by any band in history.
Subject: Englishtown, NJ
Subject: the music never stopped
yo know it > THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT'. for many,many moons we all kept on ~Dancin in those Streets~ 2009 still jammin to the 'DEAD' for our band members who are GBNF, you are all very missed...& Donna your were always 'right on' there is a road..so cool to be a part of > I has been > A long, strange trip...just keep on trucken
Subject: englishtown,sept. 03 77
Subject: My Favorite show of all time
Subject: you can't download
Subject: dumb question.
Subject: good memories
Subject: another overrated dead show
Subject: Half Step Kills
Subject: Sugarmegs to the rescue!!!
Subject: great 1
Subject: 150,000 Heads
If you haven't heard this you should seek it out, or buy the Dick's Picks, as there are some landmark versions here for the era.
For me, this show is about three in particuliar (although The Music Never Stopped crushes too, as most do from '77): Miss 1/2 Step, Eyes and Not Fade Away.
It's all about Jerry dialing away at that secret combination that springs the lock to the great wide open. Hearing him break on through during Eyes is scheer beauty and a moment every 'Head lives for. It's the "solo on top of the solo" break through. The Half Step really swings here- one of my top 3 for '77 (and all time, really). The NFA clocks in at just over 20 minutes. Talk about grindin' it...down and dirty Jerry goes on for days here.
Chatter from the FM tape: End of set 1: Jerry-"Don't anybody go anywhere...we'll be right back!" Weir- "You'all hang out and make friends with the bugs". After Estimated someone (Phil?) says "Weir, wait until the drum solo's over". But he's already into Eyes, can't pull up and in place of a drum duet(?) later that day we get the killer NFA.
The Head count for this show was estimated at 150K. I still have an aerial picture (from newspaper or Rolling Stone?) inserted in the front of my tape.
Subject: Hot Show Long walk back too the CAR
Subject: Best Show Ever
(I've listened to many shows) this is the best!
As a previous reviewer mentioned, He's Gone
is absolutely awesome! The peak of the show!
Who would of thunk.
Get this tape!
Subject: Jersey Fall Ball
Subject: What a long hot day it was
Subject: What a show
Subject: Many copies !
Subject: A Favorite
Subject: Underrated DP 15!
Subject: My first show & one of my all time favorites
This was my first show. Marshall Tucker and N.R.P.S. were there as well - it was an all day event. Had to park miles away and walk to the show.
Dix Pix nailed a great one here. Worth every penny - and you can preview it here for free! This show was simulcast over FM so there have been a lot of good tapes around for a long time.
Subject: ...another goodie!
Subject: Jersey Dead
Subject: Estimated > Eyes
Subject: Don't miss, one of the best ever